Spring is almost upon us, and the 99% Spring, too! I was on a call last night on which more than 500 people signed up to become trainers — just on one call! Here are three things to help you get ready.
99% Spring, April 9-15
April 9-15, 2012, the 99% Spring: 100,000 Americans will train for non-violent direct action. Sign up. And spread it around.
This Spring We Rise!
April 9-15 we will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to train ourselves in non-violent action and join together in the work of reclaiming our country. History is calling; it’s time to step up.
We’re looking for teachers, organizers, PTA moms — anyone who loves working with people. It’s a big plus if you have previous experience as a trainer, but it’s not required. Regardless of your background, our team of senior trainers will help you access your training chops.
The NYC-based Culture Project, known for cutting-edge theater productions like the powerful The Exonerated and the brilliant Bridge and Tunnel, featuring the multi-talented Sarah Jones, will blend theater, journalism and some of the sharpest tongues in public life, to help hold the American political system accountable.
On Tuesday, March 27 you can watch a live-stream from Georgetown University featuring the verbal pyrotechnics of Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York; Matt Taibbi, the journalist best known for documenting the obscene behavior of Goldman Sachs; Van Jones, the honcho behind Rebuild the American Dream; Heather McGhee of Washington Demos; best-selling author Ron Suskind; and OWS activist Jesse La Greca. Hosting this powerhouse lineup is the indefatigable Dylan Ratigan, who skewers the failures of the corporate system everyday from his perch at MSNBC.
The Culture Project’s strategy is to motivate as many high-traffic news sites on the web as possible to offer the live-streaming, as well as build a mass audience of viewers via Fora TV, at 7pm EDT. Here is the link. Save it. Remember to watch. This will be a unique event.